Published on 19-Nov-2013
“ Performance issues are no longer a concern for us – we have experienced a 20 percent improvement in application response times since implementing the IBM BladeCenter and Storwize solutions. ”
Enrico Pana, Group IT Manager, DAB Group
Founded in Italy in 1975, DAB Group is a joint venture of several companies that design, produce and distribute water pumps for both commercial and domestic use. With five production plants in Italy and numerous sales offices in Europe and abroad, DAB Group has an international outlook while maintaining strong ties to the values of traditional Italian entrepreneurialism.
DAB Group struggled with slow reporting and critical business information trapped in isolated systems. With lack of information agility, DAB Group risked losing out on valuable opportunities.
The group consolidated to an integrated IBM infrastructure based on virtualized IBM® BladeCenter® HX5 servers and IBM Storwize® V7000, enabling rapid, centralized access to key business data.
Consolidated data storage provides a single view of operations. Faster business reporting with application response times cut by 20 percent. DAB Group is now able to identify new business potential.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
BladeCenter, BladeCenter H Chassis, BladeCenter HX5, BladeCenter running hypervisor - VMware, Storage, Storage: Storwize V7000
Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Server Consolidation, Storage Consolidation, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server
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